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1  Using Arduino / Installation & Troubleshooting / Re: Installation on iMac Mavericks on: June 10, 2014, 03:41:33 am
Thanks for the reply.
I have had a look in the area you suggested.  There the following folders:-

      Library  (empty)
      Sketches.   (empty)

When I double on the app the IDE opens as normal.
I'm not used to the Mac OS and not too sure what procedure to use to download and install libraries etc.   but I shall soldier on.
Thanks for your help

2  Using Arduino / Installation & Troubleshooting / Installation on iMac Mavericks on: June 09, 2014, 02:57:25 pm
Previously used a PC but now have an iMac running Mavericks.   I have downloaded the latest Arduino IDE but haven't been successful with the installation.
The familiar folders in the windows edition are not there all I seem to have installed is the app.   Now I am stuck.
Can somebody help me its really frustrating not being able to use my Arduino again since the move and  have several unfinished projects.
3  Using Arduino / Installation & Troubleshooting / YAError - avrdude: stk500_getsync(): not in sync: resp=0x00 on: September 19, 2013, 10:14:55 am
I have read the other posts relating to this error message.
I have also tried the miriad of possible solutions  -  no success
I have also been attempting to use the following:
1. USBtiny to upload  -  following the tutorial on the Adafruit site.   This has only added to the confusion.
    The tutorial states the the USBtiny does not use the Com ports but uses USB.   However when you try to compile a sketch - guess what!
    The IDE asks why you haven't selected a com port via the 'tools' menu.
Is my UNO fried?    I built a standalone as an exercise.   The sketch installed on this was a simple blinking LED.   The chip was programmed using my UNO and works fine.
I transferred the chip from the standalone, plugged into the UNO and lol!  Pin 13 was blinking as programmed..
So the board is OK ?
I decided then to reload the same program, blinking pin 13, no surprises here that damned error is still present.
As a previous contributor remarked  -  this error is popping up all over the place.   It's not something out of the blue after all the board is reporting it, it is not unknown.
So, why has there been no response from the developers.   They must know about the problem and what specifically causes it, for sure they have formally recognised it.
I would dare to say that most users of Arduinos in whatever form will be non-professional so the developers should not be using them to come up with a solution to this problem.
I think I will just have to fork out for another board otherwise all projects will be ditched and I'm not prepared to do that.
4  Using Arduino / Displays / Re: Powertip PG12864 and Mega 2560 on: February 01, 2013, 01:31:11 pm
Problem solved  smiley-mr-green

This LCD Panel will be changing into a FRIZZBEE pretty soon.

Information re connecting to an Arduino is simply not out there and trying to use it is becoming a nightmare.
As far as I'm concerned it's a case of smart description, smart price, but stupid shopper. smiley-cry
Too bad really I had high hopes.

5  Using Arduino / Displays / Re: Powertip PG12864 and Mega 2560 on: January 29, 2013, 02:03:00 pm
Hi Oliver
Seems we are both in the same boat.
I shall continue my efforts and keep you you in the loop.

6  Using Arduino / Displays / Re: Powertip PG12864 and Mega 2560 on: January 28, 2013, 09:28:26 am
Hi again

I downloaded the link that you sent.   Using the data I transposed the pins from the display in the document to the Arduino Mega.   I even colour coded everything so I wouldn't get lost.
I opened the example in the T6963c Library altering the panel dimensions to those of the PG12864-F and where necessary changed the screen figures as well, ie. where 240 change to 128 and 128 to 64 (not sure if that is causing problems ).   It compiled fine and uploaded but not a dicky bird from the screen.   It doesn't even flicker although it is on (I've checked the contrast).

If I can't get a demo to run, when everything in the sketch is presumably correct I don't see me succeeding in creating my own as I don't understand the code used.   It is looks very different to the Arduino Uno code, which is unexpected.   I don't see any initialisation of pins taking place nor any other familiar coding.

I would appreciate your input again and also the input from anybody else who can help me.
The frustration levels are very high and if I don't get it sorted sometime soon I can see the panel metamorphosing into a "frizzbee"

Help Please, somebody.

7  Using Arduino / Displays / Re: Powertip PG12864 and Mega 2560 on: January 25, 2013, 03:38:47 pm
Hello Oliver
Thanks for the help!

I have downloaded the Arduino T6963 library and opened one of the examples  -  the panel is 240X64  smiley-roll-blue mine is the  Powertip PF12864F (128x64)
I did notice that the sketch was a thorough demo for the panel it was written for but, again no pinouts are mentioned.

I suppose it's a question of comparing the panel's data sheet and the document you suggested to work out what goes where.

I think if I have some success with this panel I will make plenty of notes and post it on the forum in case there are other unfortunates in the same position as myself.
I'll certainly let you know how I get on.

Thanks a million

8  Using Arduino / Displays / Powertip PG12864 and Mega 2560 on: January 24, 2013, 01:42:40 pm
I have been searching for information regarding pin connection from the Powertip PG12864-F to the Arduino Mega.    So far, no success.   The Powertip is driven by the Toshiba T6963C .
Most information, such as it is is based on a much larger panel and not using the T6963C as the driver.

If there is somewhere that I haven't found yet could you let me know or somebody in the forum can help directly I would be most grateful.

I should add the my knowledge about things electronic is somewhat sketchy but I am trying to learn.

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